Stakeholder perceptions in relation to changes in the management of Natura 2000 sites and the causes and consequences of change. A survey in England, Flanders, France and the Netherlands

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This report presents the result of an online survey amongst key-stakeholders involved in the management planning and management of Natura 2000 sites in in England, Flanders, France and the Netherlands. The survey was held in a total of 91 sites and resulted in 464 (fully or partially) completed surveys (response rate was 20%). Overall, the results of the survey indicate that perceptions of actors in the area differ among actor groups, especially in regard to statements that measure impacts or value judgements. This result underlines the importance of including a broad range of stakeholders in the policy evaluations of the management of the area. Overall, the differences between the geographical areas are small, except on topics related to the discussion between the government and involved stakeholders were a moderate difference was found. Also the status of prior designation has a small effect on how respondents view the discussion on management.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWOT Natuur & Milieu
Number of pages98
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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PublisherWOT Natuur & Milieu



  • Natura 2000, management, change, perception
  • natura 2000
  • stakeholders
  • nature conservation
  • nature management
  • nature conservation policy
  • netherlands
  • belgium
  • france
  • great britain

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